To promote translation of basic research on nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials and microscopy we are organizing this conference with a focus on these fields and where these fields are applied to biological and medical research questions. One example of this is the development of superresolution techniques, recently awarded the Nobel prize, these methods have been evolving in physics labs for some time but it is not until very recently that examples have emerged where novel biological insight have been directly gained from this emerging technique.
The focus for this conference will be on research that involves synthetic biology, microscopy, nanotechnology, novel probes and detection methods and where the speakers have already been involved in collaborations or own projects leading to new biological and/or medical insights.
About the organizers
The conference is organized by the Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Karolinska Institutet and the main organizer is Associate prof. Björn Högberg at the Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine laboratory. An example of his work that relates to this conference is the recently published paper where DNA origami is used to study and tune receptor signaling in mammalian cells [Shaw et. al., Nature Methods 11, p. 841 (2014)]. Link to his website.
The conference is supported by research grants from these organizations: